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The Old Black Rum  Great Big Sea

Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 16:46:28 -0300
From: Tim & Cheryl Wartman
Subject: g/great_big_sea/the_old_black_rum.crd
This is quite possibly the best party song. Everyone loves it.
The Old Black Rum
I drank [G]sixteen doubles for the [D]price of [G]one
[C]Trying to find the courage to [D]talk to one
I asked her [C]for a [G]dance, not a [C]second [G]glance
My night had just [D]begun
Well I drink to the Father or the Holy Ghost
I'm kneeling at the altar of my nightly post
So I'll raise the glass, not the first or last
Come join me in this toast
Because the [D]old black rum's got a [G]hold of me
Like a [C]dog wrapped round my [D]leg
And the [D]old black rum's got a [G]hold of me
Well I'[C]m here for a[D]nothe[Em]r day[C], Hey
Well I'm h[C]ere for ano[D]ther d[G]ay
Well the queen of George Street just a walking on by.
Walking on by with some guy who don't care
That she stood in line since half past nine.
And spent three hours on her hair....on her hair
Well her friend is looking at me with an evil grin
I think the bloody racket might soon begin
I must have said something to the George Street queen
and boys I'm joining in
So I drank all of my money and I slept out in the rain
Every day is different but the night are all the same
You never see the sun on the old black rum
But you know I'm gonna do it again

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